2 posts tagged "Fall makeup"
I thought I should publicly disclose a secret: I’ve never been to Los Angeles. Every time people hear this, they gasp and stare at me like a deer in headlights, as if I’ve just told them that I love Amanda Bynes’ courtroom wigs. And while I haven’t seen the HOLLYWOOD sign, skipped down the Walk of Fame, or stayed at Chateau Marmont, now I can don the city’s top-shelling shades from NARS. Launching in September exclusively in the Sunshine State, the brand created a limited-edition gift set that features its nail lacquer in Trouville and lip gloss in Turkish Delight, both pastel pinks. To complete the look, included is a palette filled with four shadows—Abyssinia (a beige-y pearl), Étrusque (antique gold), Outremer (cobalt blue), and Bali (cocoa brown)—along with Deep Throat (a sheer, peach blush) and bronzer in, what else, Laguna. The cosmetic company says there may be more city editions to come, although it isn’t revealing which locale is up next. Katy Perry says that California girls are undeniable, but I like to think that New Yorkers are just as fine, fresh, and fierce. Perhaps we’ll soon have a palette to match our state of mind.
NARS Loves Los Angeles, $75, available at Barneys New York, Beverly Hills; Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills; and Nordstrom (Topanga, Glendale, Westside, Farmers’ Market, Santa Anita, and Santa Monica)
Chantecaille has staged a crusade for many an endangered species (turtles, tigers, and sharks, oh my!). The latest addition to its menagerie of compacts: wild horses. Because more than 90,000 American wild horses have been forced off federally protected land since 2001 and 22 million acres of their habitat have been lost to the cattle, fracking, and mining industries, the beauty company is taking a stand in hopes of keeping this iconic creature of the West roaming free. In this palette you’ll find four pony-embossed powders in a range of surprisingly tame and earthy shades: Black Stallion, a shimmery ebony liner; Palomino, a soft gold shadow inspired by this breed’s signature blond mane; Mustang, a warm bronze for eyes; and Freedom, a pink blush that’s reminiscent of the sky at dusk. Available for pre-order on the Barneys website, 5 percent of this product’s proceeds will be donated to the Humane Society of the United States. Be sure to wrangle one of these limited-edition palettes before they ride off into the sunset for good.